6 May 2016

Low down at the Showdown with Robe

Low down at the Showdown with RobeUK - The 2016 Bhangra Showdown (TBS) event produced by Kudos AV and the Imperial College Punjabi Society is the world's biggest Bhangra dance competition and this year moved to Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena. Once again, the bar on production values was spectacularly upped. The event featured a stunning lighting design created by Tom Grant and Nathan Wan, which used 80 Robe moving lights at its core - 16x BMFL Wash XFs, 18x MMX Spots, 24x LEDWash 600s and 12x Pointes. Kudos AV's Hardeep Kataria was the production director and Tom, who ... More >>

PLASA Focus Leeds: Zero 88 FLX family grows

PLASA Focus Leeds: Zero 88 FLX family growsUK - Zero 88 will be exhibiting at Plasa Focus Leeds - Stand N-B12 - with several exciting new products and releases. Following its successful launch last year, FLX8 now joins the FLX family of lighting consoles as the latest eight-universe version of the PLASA Innovation Award winning FLX product line. FLX and FLX8 will be shown with demonstrators highlighting the latest software release - ZerOS 7.9 - and the online universe upgrade program for FLX. This continues the planned FLX programme of feature and capability enhancements ... all ... More >>

PLASA Focus Leeds: Pearce Hire returns for fourth year

PLASA Focus Leeds: Pearce Hire returns for fourth yearUK - Taking a short break from pre-season planning for the busy summer ahead, Pearce Hire will return for a fourth consecutive time to the PLASA Focus regional event in Leeds next week. PLASA Focus: Leeds is a well-established date on the industry trade show calendar, and senior personnel from Pearce Hire will be on hand at the show to meet existing and new clients who are visiting the show. The two-day show provides ample opportunity for the team to discuss event production needs, on any scale and at any venue or site (greenfield, ... More >>

Focusrite launches Advanced Red 4Pre Interface

Focusrite launches Advanced Red 4Pre InterfaceUK/USA - Focusrite has announced the launch of the Red 4Pre, the pinnacle of Focusrite's interface range. The 58-in/64-out Thunderbolt Red 4Pre interface combines four of Focusrite's specially-developed digitally-controlled mic preamps, plus high-headroom instrument inputs, with dual Pro Tools HD DigiLink and Dante network audio connectivity. Featuring Focusrite's most advanced low-noise conversion and beautiful yet robust design, the Red 4Pre interface is the perfect balance of form and function, delivering the sound quality and ... More >>

All change at Amber Sound

All change at Amber SoundUK - After dedicating over 40 years of his life to pro audio, Amber Sound's founder and owner Graham Paddon has decided to hang up his cables and retire. Fear not though, he has left his legacy to the next generation who will be here to help where Graham left off, starting with PLASA Focus in Leeds where Claire, Aaron and Marco look forward to meeting you. Claire Paddon has become commercial director which basically means she has to do all her own work plus some of Graham's. As well as accounts Helen Odysseos has also taken on a large ... More >>

Arena Group on track at 36th London Marathon

Arena Group on track at 36th London MarathonUK - Arena Group supplied 59 temporary tower structures and 2,031 temporary tiered covered seats to the Virgin Money London Marathon. Along the 26.2 mile route through the UK's capital city, Arena Group installed all the mile and kilometre marker towers, beginning at Blackheath Common's start line right through to the last marker before the finish line on The Mall, in front of Buckingham Palace. Each tower measured 1.077m wide by 2.115m deep, stood 6m high and was cladded with Virgin Money branded Mile Marker boards. The towers that ... More >>

DiGiCo S21 gets (The) Used on rock band tour

DiGiCo S21 gets (The) Used on rock band tourUSA - Sean Palmer, Front of House engineer for US rock band The Used, has been mixing audio for almost two decades. He has recently discovered the delights of DiGiCo's new S21 digital mixing console, supplied by Clair Brothers, PA rental company for the band's current album celebration tour. It has, he says, changed everything for him... "I haven't used DiGiCo consoles much before," says Sean. "I've always loved the sound of the consoles and thought they were incredibly capable, but I just couldn't get my head around the workflow. "Then ... More >>

Folk Orchestra makes London debut with DPA

Folk Orchestra makes London debut with DPAUK - DPA microphones played a key role in delivering exceptional sound quality to the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland, which made its London debut over Easter with a special concert at the Barbican. Formed by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in the late 1980s, the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland has always attracted the most gifted young Irish musicians and singers. At the Barbican, the 60-plus musicians in the Orchestra were performing Macalla 1916 - a new commission by composer and conductor Michael Rooney to ... More >>

GLP X4 Bar 20 creates dynamic Cyc light for Madame Butterfly

GLP X4 Bar 20 creates dynamic Cyc light for Madame ButterflyGermany - GLP recently completed its most auspicious theatre installation at the hands of experienced theatre lighting designer Rick Fisher. In taking the Santa Fe Opera production of Madame Butterfly, which he first lit in 2010, to the much larger, 3000-plus capacity Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at LA Opera, he found a dynamic role for GLP's versatile impression X4 Bar 20, from GLP's range of battens. "There were challenges in relocating this production from the relatively small stage in Santa Fe that is also open to the elements ... More >>

Nexus Aq 5x5 creates eye candy for Lemaitre at Coachella

Nexus Aq 5x5 creates eye candy for Lemaitre at CoachellaUSA - Norwegians Ketil Jansen and Ulrik Denizou Lund, better known as Lemaitre, can be considered a two-man melting pot of music. In the tradition of bands like Phoenix and Daft Punk, the red-hot duo effortlessly blend dance, indie, pop and even heavy swing brass into a fast smooth electro tinged sound that's all their own. Their most recent release "Closer" already has 12 million streams. Expectations were high when Lemaitre performed at this year's Coachella festival, and the pair didn't disappoint, blending their eclectic sounds with ... More >>

PixelFLEX hosts West Coast open house

PixelFLEX hosts West Coast open houseUSA - Video display manufacturer PixelFLEX has announced a West Coast open house designed to showcase of its innovative line of LED technologies. Highlighted by the FLEXLite Plus, FLEXLite NXG, reFLEXion, trueFLEX, and FLEXCurtain HD, the open house will take place at INVENT (Institute of Venue and Entertainment Technology) in Los Angeles, CA, on 26-27 May, 2016. The event is free and open to all video designers, integrators and production rental houses throughout the area who may be interested in taking an in-depth look into the latest ... More >>

Yamaha makes connections at PLASA Focus 2016

Yamaha makes connections at PLASA Focus 2016UK - PLASA Focus 2016 sees Yamaha sharing a stand with loudspeaker manufacturer Nexo and highlighting the interconnectivity of the company's professional audio systems for installation, broadcast and live production. A focal point of Yamaha's presence will be the MRX7-D open architecture signal processor, the RMio64-D Dante/MADI conversion i/o unit and the RSio64-D Dante/mini-YGDAI convertor. In addition, the latest V4 software for CL/QL series digital mixing consoles will be on demonstration. Complementing the Yamaha Commercial ... More >>

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